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Monthly Archive for March, 2011

I was at the deli counter of my favorite store. “Do you have any of the Boar’s Head All Natural stuff,” I asked. (Meaning: the Boar’s Head All Natural line, which is produced without artificial ingredients, added nitrates, MSG or gluten, and comes from animals that were raised on a vegetarian grain-fed diet without hormones [...]

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Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value Laundry Detergent (citrus scent); $10.99 at Whole Foods Pros: Clothes were, for the most part, clean after washing. Large bottle means fewer trips to the market. Cons: Some stains required a second washing, but this is often the case with natural detergents. Contains ingredients that the Environmental Working Group (EWG) [...]

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I’m sure you’ve seen the commercial for MiO, the so-called “water enhancer.” The visually stunning spot starts with the camera focused on a clear glass of water. Suddenly, someone squeezes a few drops of MiO into it. The camera stays on the glass as the dyes and chemicals disperse in the water. The first time [...]

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Paring Down Possessions

I’ve mentioned it a few times already, but I thought I’d give you an update on the bag-a-week purge that’s been going on since January. It’s taken me a long time to admit it, but I am ready to say it: I have too much stuff in my house. Way too much stuff. Too many [...]

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The Spy in the House

When I was a little girl I was a spy. I spent most of my childhood listening in stealth mode — to my mom on the phone, to her talking to her friends, to adults. Until this weekend, I thought I knew why. I’ve blogged about this before. My dad died in Penn Station sitting [...]

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Heard in the Park

Little Girl: Mommy, are my friends going to be there today? Mommy: Yes, and all the little babies, too. Baby C. will be there. Baby J. will be there. Baby G. will be there. Little Girl: Mommy, why my friends have babies and I don’t. Mommy, I want a baby, too! Mommy: You need to [...]

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My husband is off partaking in the Saint Patrick’s Day festivities in New York City tonight. That means earlier this evening I was on my own to do dinner and the bedtime routine. The tail-end of my already long day. I worked until 6:30 tonight. I’m in a really busy period right now, so it [...]

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Big Girl is a Girl Scout. A Brownie to be exact. I am a Girl Scout leader. It’s been three years. Every year around this time we’re asked to peddle cookies to our friends, relatives, and neighbors. Every year around this time I am extremely conflicted. In case you haven’t heard: Girl Scout cookies aren’t [...]

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It Was the Bagels

A few weeks ago I wrote a post bemoaning a six pound weight gain. Should I diet? Shouldn’t I? Turns out that my answer was as close as my local bagel store: I didn’t have to diet at all. I just needed to lay off the bagels. Bagels, you might say. Who cares about bagels? [...]

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Crazy Stuff My Toddler Has Done

While I admire Little Girl’s spirit, it also makes me scratch my head sometimes. Here is a list of wacky, maddening things she’s done over the past year. Drew on the bathroom wall with deodorant. Big, round circles, which have yet to fade even with lots of washing and scrubbing. Stuck Big Girl’s DS stylus [...]

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